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John Slatin Virtual AccessU 2021

Accessible Design and Digital Inclusion Skills are more important than ever! AccessU 2021 is THE place to learn and connect: May 13, 18-20

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About the Event

Whatever your role in digital accessibility, wherever you are on your journey, there is simply no better place to learn and connect to the global community than the annual John Slatin AccessU conference. Produced by Knowbility since 2004 and as a virtual conference since 2020, here is what people say about AccessU:

  • “When people have asked, ‘How was the conference?’ I have told them, ‘It’s the best accessibility conference there is!’ Your conference truly inspired me, challenged me, and sent me home with more knowledge than I expected.”
    —Corbb O’Connor, Accessibility Testing Operations Manager, Site Improve, and AccessU attendee

The 2021 Lineup

Deep Dives: May 13

Full-day hands-on accessibility workshops. Choose Design, Development, Usability, or Management focused deep dives.

Virtual AccessU: May 18, 19, & 20

Whether you are a manager, code-slinger, designer, researcher, content creator, or any other role, you will learn from dozens of professional development classes across 5 parallel tracks. Gain practical, applicable accessibility and digital inclusion skills to meet current needs. Access to recordings of all sessions post conference.

  • Dev/Coding/Testing
  • Design/UX
  • Content/Documents
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Gaming/XR/AI

Additional activities:

  • Exciting Keynote talks from visionary leaders
  • Mentoring sessions
  • MeetUps
  • Roundtables
  • Discussion Channels
  • Evening events to share stories and fun.


Sponsor John Slatin Virtual AccessU 2021 and show your company’s alignment with disability inclusion. Contact Education Director Jessica Looney ( for details and customized opportunities.

Discounts and Scholarships

  • Group discounts for 5 or more, by arrangement
  • Students, educators, and nonprofit staff are eligible for 25% discounts off all levels of attendance.
  • People with disabilities and those who cannot afford to attend can apply for scholarships

Contact us by email ( for more details.

Other Info

Please join us in convening this unique community of practice as we work together to make the digital world more inclusive for people of all abilities.

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Accessibility training, usability studies, emerging tech, community connection and more … only at John Slatin Virtual AccessU 2021.


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Call for Proposals are open for AccessU 2021

Call for AccessU 2021 Proposals are now open through January 29, 2021.

Fill out the Proposal Form!

About John Slatin AccessU

“Good design IS accessible design.” - John Slatin

The John Slatin AccessU conference is named after the late John Slatin of the University of Texas, a pioneering leader in web accessibility. This three-day web accessibility training institute teaches accessibility, usability, and inclusive design skills in an interactive and communal environment where anyone in any role will learn everything they need to know about integrating accessibility into their company.

We need your support

Your contribution will help us improve digital accessibility for people with disabilities through our outreach, training, and community programs.



AccessU is a great place for sponsors and exhibitors to showcase their commitment to diversity and inclusion and to network closely with hundreds of accessibility professionals and decision makers. Custom sponsorships are available and we would love to work with you.

If you have questions or would like to discuss additional sponsorship opportunities, including custom packages, please contact Jessica Looney, Director of Education:

AccessU Sponsors: